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Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence
Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors
A support group for male breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families will hold a special meeting April 10 at Holy Redeemer Women's HealthCare in Southampton.
Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial
But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures
But some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening's effects on women
Study found procedure might cut risk of death in half for those with certain genetic mutations
Behavior of 55 genes linked to likelihood of disease spreading, study suggests
Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence
Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing
Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds
Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease
But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer
Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often
Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients
Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done
Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say
Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread